January 4, 2011
London, ON – Christina Lord, international program co-ordinator at Brescia University College, has been recognized on this year’s annual Mayor’s Honour List for her humanitarian contributions to London.
Lord has worked for more than 25 years as a regional, national, and international educator. She is a trainer in the social services, volunteer, profit and not-for-profit sectors, including multicultural and first nations’ organizations. She has worked as co-ordinator for the Black Community Leadership Congress – focused on nurturing new leaders – and has served on a variety of community boards. She currently serves on the London Black History Co-ordinating Committee, the London Heritage Council and Caribbean and African Self-Reliance International (CASRI) board of directors.
“My first reaction was to be very surprised. Then, I was overcome by feeling very honoured that they would consider me for such recognition,” Lord said.
Each year, many active members of the London community are nominated in nine specific categories to highlight the diversity of philanthropic work taking place in The Forest City. The nomination process is handled through the City of London’s advisory committees with established criteria in place. Once a winner is selected for each category, the recipients are honoured at the first City Council meeting of the New Year; this meeting will be held at City Hall on January 24, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Nominations are submitted through the appropriate advisory committee for municipal council’s consideration. The Humanitarianism recipient is selected by the London Diversity and Race Relations advisory committee, which is dedicated to making London an inclusive, safe, and equitable community for the benefit of all community members.
The Mayor of London’s annual Honours List began in 1976 with recognition of contributions to the Arts. Since 1989 additional categories pay tribute to the diversity of contributions made by London citizens. A complete listing of the honourees since 1976 is available on the City’s official web site.
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Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. The 1,100 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more information, please visit www.brescia.uwo.ca
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